LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Macho Again beat Asiatic Boy by a length
to give jockey Robby Albarado his third consecutive victory in the
Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Albarado, who won the race in 2008 with two-time horse of the
year Curlin and in 2007 with Flashy Bull, guided the 4-year-old son
of Macho Uno in the colt's signature move from last to first.
Macho Again began picking up horses on the far turn of the 1
1-8-mile race, and Albarado guided him to the lead on the outside
as 6-5 favorite Einstein could not find running room behind a wall
of tiring horses.
Coming off a disappointing sixth-place finish in the May 1
Alysheba Stakes, Macho Again got his first Grade 1 victory in the
$600,000-added race for trainer Dallas Stewart in 1:49.75.
He paid $17.40, $6.20, and $3.60 at odds of 7-1. Asiatic Boy and
jockey Alan Garcia returned $7 and $3.80 to place, while Einstein
and Julien Leparoux returned $2.10 to show.